Life can be pretty tough. It has no allegiances, and it has absolutely no problem with sticking the most noble of folks with the most god-awful of circumstances. It seems content not just to sticking a sword in you, but pull it out, give a twist, and stick it right back in. There have been plenty of films that tackle the subject matter of a tough life, and in the new film, The Sweet Life, we'll be riding along with some folks who are done dealing with it..
The Sweet Life follows two wayward souls who create a suicide pact, agreeing to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge (one of the most popular suicide spots in the world) together. The two set off on a roadh trip from Chicago to California, and it follows their journey on the way there and all they obstacles they come across. This film is a dramedy, and given its subject matter, it has quite the difficult job to pull off to make this work.
Thanks to the good folks over at The Orchard, we have an exclusive clip from the feature to share with you, showing just how difficult it can be to convince a hitchhiker to hop in the car with you.
Check out the clip below:
The official synopsis for The Sweet Life is below:
"Kenny Parker and Lolita Nowicki are a disillusioned couple who meet by chance on the La Salle Street Bridge in Chicago and form a pact to drive cross country to the Golden Gate Bridge…to jump… together. Unfortunately, the suicide pact is the only thing they can agree on and the cross-country trip becomes a series of comic misadventures that lead to a climactic resolution on the Golden Gate Bridge where Kenny learns the value of true love and sacrifice."
The Sweet life is directed by Rob Spera, and is written by Jared Rappaport. The flick stars Timeless and True Detective star Abigail Spencer, as well as Sharp Objects’, The Newsroom’s, and Live By Night’s Chris Messina.
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The Sweet Life premiered last year at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and hits On Demand tomorrow on April 11, 2017.